Question : Why do I get this log message, stating the additional server check count detected a problem

Hi Experts
I have a client whose server recently shutdown automatically.
Trawling through the event logs i found:
Event 38, Server Infrastructure Licensing
The Additional Server count check detected a condition in your environment that is out of compliance with the licensing policy. The server will be automatically shutdown if the issue is not corrected in 169 days 23 hours 0 mins.
Event 4, Server Infrastructure Licensing
The Addition Server count check in the licensing component did not pass because error 0x8007200a occured in function f1031 [PLWS].
The specified directory service attribute or value does not exist.
Make sure that your DNS server can be contacted and the following services are running: Active Directory Domain Services (NTDS), DNS Server (DNS), Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC).

Googling i found this post:
Though this refers to running two 2008 SBS DC's in the same domain.

I migrated our client from SBS 2000 to SBS 2008 in about October last year.
I have run through the metadata cleanup to be sure there are no references to the old server as described in Petri article:
and the old sbs 2000 box was not listed as a server.

The services detailed in the second event
AD Domain Services
are all running.

I have less than 169 days to solve this problem (feels like a mile longer that most other time frames)
Can anybody help?

Answer : Why do I get this log message, stating the additional server check count detected a problem

There is a huge range in cost depending on the structure that the wire goes into.

The CAT5 wire ranges from as little as 11 cents per foot (sometimes even less) on up for internal wiring.  Exterier wire is more costly. The jacks themselves (no face plate or patch panel) cost about $5-$6 per side but can be less when purchased in larger quantities.

Termination time is only a few minutes a side (5-10 max once rolling). Testing should only add about 3-5 minutes a run for the more thorough test equipment. For the cheap equipment that some installers use, it should be less than a minute to test once rolling.

The actual pull is where the time is sunk.  If the structure has "horizontal wire management" such as ladder racks or trays, the pull goes relatively fast.  If multiple runs have a similar path. If the structure is older and is more "closed" requiring more drilling and "snaking" of wire, the process can be very tedious and costly.

If climbing, crawling, messenger wiring or fire breaks are involved, the time to pull a given run can extend considerably.

Labor rates can be as low as $60 per hour but usually $75 to as high as $150 per hour.

Using higher costs for materials (15 cents per foot and $6 per end for jacks) the materials are $30.75 per run.

For "easy" runs, I would set the labor cost to between $22.50 to $45.00.  (Mainly for larger jobs).
For challenging runs, labor could easily go up to and beyond $150-$300 (two hours).

Total for easier runs would thus range from $53.25 to $106.50.  This should be a conservatively high budget for a more modern structure.

 - Tom
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